Ph.D. students receive advanced training in microeconomic theory and econometric methods, and select one of three major fields in:
Students with an interest in regional economics and state and local government policy select a major field based on their area of specific interest.
Masters students study courses in these same areas, but do not select a specific major field, so the M.S. program has additional flexibility.
For a full list of graduate course offerings, students can access class schedules by logging into the Student Information System at student.msu.edu.
AFRE/MSU's graduate preparation enables students to investigate a wide range of issues affecting not only the domestic and international producers, processors, and marketers of agricultural and natural resource products, but also the rural and urban populations who depend on these products and on broader environmental services.
See details in our Graduate Policy and Program Handbook
For information on admissions requirements and procedures, please see our Applying & Visiting page.
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Grad Student Spotlight
Published on February 17, 2022
José Quintero is a master's degree student in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE).
Published on December 13, 2021
Six recent graduates of the Michigan State University Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics Graduate Program have found job placements at ERS.
Published on November 10, 2021
Carolina is a Ph.D. student in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE).